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Overheating & Cutting Off

Have Whirlpool LER4634EQ2 dryer. Runs for just a few moments and shuts off and appears to be overheating. Have cleaned entire exhaust path spotless. Airflow through the vent outside is very good. Bin is tumbling and fan is blowing.

I saw other suggested solutions that all said the airflow path has to be clean. I am sure this one is.

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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  • tkrueger15 Dec 03, 2008

    My dryer will start up for 15 seconds and turn off. Five minutes later it will turn on again for 30 seconds and then off for a while. There is a slight burning/electrical smell behind the dryer. What could be causing this?

    Everything else seems to be running fine. The drum turns, heat and the blower are produced while its running. Any advice on anything to check would be wonderful! I would like to have some dry clothes!

  • misfits816 Dec 15, 2008

    my model is a LER7646DQO and I have the same problem. It seems like it is over heating but 5 min later it will run for another minute or two and shut off

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    I tried the replacing TIB device (Whirlpool part#3387134). Ran the dryer with some clothes, and it had the same issue. It would work then shut off, work then shut off. Any other recommendations?



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Ok, this sounds like it could be what is know as your machine's "Thermal Internal Bias" (TIB) device (Whirlpool part #: 3387134). It's @ $15 I think and easily accessed by removing the rear panel of the dryer. It is attached to the blower housing located on the lower left as your are facing the dryer.

It's designed to "cut-out" if the dryer temp is too great at the blower. After the air cools a bit it comes the dryer contines operating. Your TIB my be getting weak and not so hardy as to tolerate the high temps. Replace and give it a try.

Remember to unplug your dryer before attempting this! Safety first and always!

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I ran into the same issue. I know this is an older post, but in case anyone else comes across it there is a thermal fuse, located just above the Thermal Internal Bias. The part number is 3392519 and it is called Thermal Fuse.

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